Have you often wondered if you should attach your resume to your LinkedIn profile? Maybe it would help boost your job search?
1) If your home address is on it – which it shouldn’t be; only use city, state and zip or equivalent – you are putting your information at risk for identity theft.
2) You also may find (or never know) that people are borrowing your information and creating a resume that is essentially a copy of yours with another name on it. Because they do not need to post that publicly – unlike a LI profile – they can secretly trade on your goodwill and dilute your brand.
3) If you have one form of resume posted on LinkedIn and bring another (targeted) resume to an interview, you may compromise your credibility (i.e., if the two versions do not to match).
In other words, you will have less control of your personal branding in the interview because your audience will have already seen your resume. They may not even read a new one.
Instead of attaching a resume, put the important information and keywords directly into your profile, so the LinkedIn algorithm can do its work to match you to the right jobs.
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– Anne Marie Segal, Executive Coach
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